Soda and Illegal Drugs Cause Similar Damage to Teeth: Acids Erode Enamel
“You may be shocked to learn that drinking large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine use.”
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Tooth enamel is the glossy, protective layer on the outside of teeth which protects them from cavities, sensitivity, and discoloration. In the study reported by this article, three individuals were compared, one a cocaine user, one a methamphetamine user, and the third an excessive diet soda drinker. Read the article to find out if soda fared any better than heavy drugs in protecting teeth.
Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, DDS, Dental Implants and General Dentistry, Denton, TX